90th General Assembly
Summary of HB3449
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Short description: 
VEH CD-BLIND PEDESTRIANS                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the "Rules of the Road" within the  Vehicle  Code.   Makes      
   changes  concerning pedestrians' rights and duties.  Provides that (1)      
   a blind or visually impaired person who is carrying  a  cane  that  is      
   white  in color, or white tipped with red, or who is being guided by a      
   guide dog in harness has the right-of-way in crossing  any  street  or      
   highway  whether or not traffic on the street or highway is controlled      
   by traffic signals and (2) the driver of every vehicle approaching the      
   place where a person so carrying such a cane or  being  so  guided  is      
   crossing  the street or right-of-way shall bring the vehicle to a full      
   stop and before proceeding shall take proper  precautions  as  may  be      
   necessary  to  avoid  injury  to  the  blind  person.   Makes  similar      
   provision  for  a  person  with  a  physical impairment who is using a      
   wheelchair, cane, crutch, walker, or other assistive device.  Makes  a      
   driver's  violation  of  provisions a Class A misdemeanor and subjects      
   driver to 6-month suspension of driver's license.  Makes driver liable      
   in a civil action for pedestrian's injuries.                                
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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